Source: Patch —
Lower Manhattan’s Community Board 2 voted Monday night nearly unanimously against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial NoHo/SoHo rezoning plan.
Of the board members who voted, all but one of them voted “yes” to approve a resolution rejecting the rezoning.
“[The rezoning] fails to achieve its affordable housing objectives and fails to protect against displacement of low-income tenants,” Community Board 2 said in its resolution. “Zoning changes will squeeze out small retail stores and negatively impact the quality of life for current and future residents.”